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Tocobaga Red Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
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1,103 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,103
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 154
Gots: 118 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Pours amber in color with notes of citrus and caramel. Citrus hop bitterness upfront with notes of caramel and an Amish bread sweetness. Citrus hop bitterness returns at the end for a long dry finish.

75 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 09-15-2010)
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Ratings: 1,103 | Reviews: 197 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

KevieJames, Apr 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

tclapper, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

marvin213, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SFC21, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle brought back from Florida from my girlfriend, 12oz into a tulip.

Unfiltered reddish brwon, with an offwhite head. Relatively dense lace and a good film. A good bit of malt in the nose, caramel and some a bit of toasty malts. Grapefruit and some darker fruits perhaps, almost berry-like. Fairly sweet, but some nice hop character as well. Lots more caramel malt on the palate, and similar hop characteristics - a bit herbal and a dash of pine in the finish perhaps as well. Fruity but more of a malt show than anything. Medium full feel, and medium low carb with a smooth feel. Easily consumed, a tasty red ale - glad to have 5 more in the pack.

liamt07, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Thejay801, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rjknyy, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JustChad, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

FishPondManager, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

hoppymcgee, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of mntlover
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep hazy copper color with thumb sized tan head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is wonderful deep caramel notes with lots of hops citrus notes, floral mingled with tobacco hints. Rich malty plus a good dose of the hop.

Taste is is same as the nose nice rich caramel malts all be it little lighter then the nose by a hair. Hops kick in subdued citrus notes bigger herbal/tobacco notes finish is citrus bitterness though. Light alcohol esters as it warms that blend perfectly just adding to the flavors.

Mouthfeel is good for amber big medium smooth with light pep in the finish.

Overall I am loving this one wish I had picked up more then a sixer. If available in my area this would move up to my go to amber.

mntlover, Apr 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

swetsastonic, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of BlackBearForge
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tocabaga Red pours a deep dark amber, red through and through, with an off white foamy head leaving minimal lacing as it falls.

This red undoubtably has the freshest, hoppiest aroma of on red I've ever encountered backed by a long shot backed up by a caramel.

The flavor is outstanding, fresh hops, as green and resinous and floral as if they were just picked balanced by a creamy caramel bready malt that hangs in the background providing just the right amount of sweetness for the hops. The hops linger and the finish becomes moderately bitter at the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium and silky with moderate carbonation lending a light creaminess.

With the exception of freshly bottled Jai Alai I believe this is one of Cigar City's best every day beers to date, and it gives fresh Jai Alai a neck and neck run for it's money! Highly recomended!

BlackBearForge, Apr 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

closisinthehouse, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ricksrealm, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a CCB glass. Pours a dark reddish color with an off- white head.

S- The aroma is malt, hints of caramel and a lot of fresh leafy hops.

T- The taste has some malt up front with a good dose of bitterness from the hops in the finish along with a hint of alcohol coming through as well.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is a very solid red that is very drinkable. Another great beer from Cigar City that I will definitely purchase again from time to time.

cjgator3, Apr 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

RandyBoBandy, Apr 03, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Gatorbeer for this bottle. Poured into a FFF XV pint glass. Fridge temp.

A. Dark ruby red body with good carbonation coming from the sides of the glass. Creamy off-white 1.5 inch head that recedes to a nice cap. Some spotty lacing.

S. Citrus hop notes include lemon, orange and pineapple. Underneath you get some caramel notes but mostly dominated by the hops.

T. At first it's pretty hop forward just as the smell indicates, it balances out on the back of the palate with caramel and toffee.

M. Medium feel makes the drinkabilty on this awesome. Just the right amount of carbonation. Bitter dry finish.

Overall this brew is a winner and so is Cigar City. This is up there with Nugget Nectar in my book. Wish I could get a hold of this on a regular basis.

Marty30, Apr 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

ThePorterSorter, Apr 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Lockbreeze925, Mar 31, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated: MAR2012 EIGHT. Poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a burnt, amber red color, cloudy, with about a finger worth of an off-white head. Very minimal lacing left behind as the head recedes.

S: Nose is bright with citrusy hops upfront, some mellowing sweet notes as well, then ends with a bit of pine. As it warms the sweeter notes are more prominent than the hops, but are very harmonious in balance.

T: Nice hop bitterness, but again balance is key. The malts are almost in tandem playing together with the hops.

M: Mouthfeel is very nice, sweet breadiness, and a bit astringent. Overall a very solid amber that drinks like APA.

lazjuarez, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

marine1975, Mar 30, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep amber with with hints of brown around the edges. There is about one full finger of off white head that sit top the beer. There some, but not much, lacing as it drinks.

S: I'm picking up berry, citrus, pine, and aluminum. It has a definite berry twang to it.

T: The taste follows the nose. Berries, citrus, pine, canned beer, tin, and weird metals. I'm not diggin' it.

M: Medium bodied beer. There is nothing special about this beer. Nothing cloying, not too thin, not too crisp, not too sweet, not too anything.

O: Not a huge fan of this beer. Something about the taste is off. I've had this many times, a bunch of different batches, and it's always the same. Pretty disappointing. I'll never seek this out again.

trxxpaxxs, Mar 28, 2012
Tocobaga Red Ale from Cigar City Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.